Old style quotation [Was:Re: cvs commit: www/en/platforms amd64.sgml]

Gabor Kovesdan gabor at FreeBSD.org
Sat Dec 8 12:58:45 UTC 2007

Chin-San Huang escribió:
> chinsan     2007-12-08 12:13:26 UTC
>   FreeBSD doc repository
>   Modified files:
>     en/platforms         amd64.sgml 
>   Log:
>   - Revert the correct American English style.
>     ( ``Hammer''. -> ``Hammer.'' )
This change made me remember of a thing that I've wanted to discuss. As 
a tradition, we use `` and '' character pairs to quote text. This seems 
to be strange for people that don't know this tradition and there's no 
technical reason to go on doing this, we can just use " ", which seems 
to be better formatted according to the current style conventions used 
on the web. Is there any objection against that I change them to normal 
quotation marks? We already use those in the Hungarian and Spanish web 
translations without any problems and the text in the <quote> element in 
DocBook also have normal quotation marks in the generated output.

Gabor Kovesdan
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